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Shop children’s nonfiction, videotapes and an assortment of adult books in the Lower Level Lobby of the library.
Date and time: Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Lobby of the library.

With winter closing in, Surly Squirrel has accidentally destroyed the animals’ community food supply. When he finds a nut store, he plans a heist but things are not as they seem.  Rated PG, running time: 85 minutes

Date and time: Friday, September 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Adults, Family

Attention homeschool families! Visit the Hub for hands on activities and the chance to meet other homeschoolers. All ages are welcome.

Date and time: Monday, September 25, 1–3 p.m.
Location: Hub
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Adults, Family

We will be discussing Congressman John Lewis' most recent addition to the March graphic novel series. Come and talk about social justice, civil rights and Lewis' story. For teens and adults. Copies of March Book 3 are available at the Hub desk.

Date and time: Sunday, September 24, 1–2 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen
Explore the politics of technology as portrayed in Dave Egger's book, The Circle. Crowd-sourced total surveillance, electronic democracy and corporate knowledge about individual consumers are potential topics. Bring your questions and opinions to add to this thought-provoking conversation.

Date and time: Thursday, September 28, 7– 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room South

Starting a new business or growing an existing business can be both challenging and stimulating. Have you ever wondered what it takes to find customers, change operating strategies or find the best way to finance a business? The Small Business Association (SBA) has a resource network that is able to answer these and many other business questions. This workshop will explore the programs and services offered by the SBA.

Date and time: Thursday, September 28, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, business

Are you thinking about downsizing a parent's home or your own? Professional organizer Vicki Burger will provide tips and strategies for tackling this seemingly insurmountable task. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and socializing. The presentation and Q&A session will follow from 7–8:30 p.m.
Date and time: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Step into the brave new world of Dave Eggers’ The Circle, this year’s selection for our One Book, One Village community read.
Celebrating its fourth year, One Book, One Village invites the community to read the same book at the same time. Copies of The Circle are available for checkout at the library, senior center, on the bookmobile and as an eBook. Copies are also available in Spanish, Polish, Japanese and Chinese.
Visit ahml.info/onebook for details on book discussions and related programs including a visit by Dave Eggers to Arlington Heights on Thursday, October 12.

College Knowledge: How to Pay for College without Going Broke
Wednesday, September 27, 7–8:30 p.m. / Cardinal Room
Professionals from My College Planning Team share their expertise to guide you through steps you can take to reduce college costs and still attend the college of your choice. Discover creative, little-known financial and academic strategies to reduce costs while finding the best-fit college for your child. Both parents and teens are encouraged to attend.

Connect with other readers on Facebook and be part of the library’s first online book discussion group - The Circle AHML Book Discussion Group. Starting September 12, the group will be talking about and commenting on the 2017 One Book, One Village selection for Arlington Heights, The Circle by Dave Eggers. Join us by searching for The Circle AHML Book Discussion Group on Facebook. The book group is moderated by library staff and continues through October. Copies of the book are available at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and online at ahml.info. Read the book, join the conversation and invite your friends!

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